Weight: 100 (3.5 oz)
Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
Production area: Mengsong, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province
Like fine French wine, Pu-erh improves with age. It makes a good heirloom that can be saved and savored on that special anniversary or birthday. My grandson, Hunter turned one-year-old recently and there was nothing more memorable than gifting him a special tea cake to celebrate his birthday and as a keepsake.
The leaves of this cake were picked from the old trees of my friend, Xiao Cao’s family tea garden in the high mountain of Mengsong. When first sampled this tea, I was impressed with its thickness and denseness. It possesses a pleasant aroma, complex flavors, and a quick and lasting hui gan (the cooling sensation in the mouth). Most notably is the qi (energy) that makes one feel very relaxed afterward. Every time I drink this tea, it brings smiles to my face. This tea is very pleasant to drink now, but it is anticipated to be an excellent tea in a few years.